Vitiligo, as we all know, is an autoimmune disease where there is a loss of skin color due to melanin destruction or defective melanin formation. There are various methods of treatment for vitiligo. The main aim of every method is to restore the lost melanin on the white spots/patches. But, being an autoimmune disease, it needs to be treated with utmost care.
Homeopathy is known to be a gentle system of medicine which helps treat the disease without any side-effects.The second aphorism in Organon of medicine and Philosophy (OP) states,
*The highest ideal of cure is a rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable, and most harmless way, on easily comprehensible principles*
How Carefully Homeopathic Medicines Are Selected For Treating Vitiligo:
Homeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of various factors like:
- Location: Homeopathic medicines are selected depending on whether the spots are on difficult areas, such as the private areas, lips, eyes, elbows fingers, or toes, these are also known as mucocutaneous joints(MCJ’S). Also, if the spots are present on just one side or equally distributed on both sides of the body (bilaterally symmetrical) then that is taken into the consideration while choosing the homeopathic remedies for the patient.
- Size of the spots
- Genetic links
- Koebners phenomena (which is positive if vitiligo spots occur on areas you had received injury previously).
Each person has a different way of responding to the disease or treatment and hence homeopathy is the best suited as it is a system which gives emphasis on ‘Individuality’.An autoimmune disease like vitiligo will need gentle healing from within.
Why Homeopathy For Vitiligo?
There are various benefits of choosing homeopathy for treating vitiligo. Some of the prominent benefits of homeopathy for vitiligo are mentioned below.
- Homeopathy will address the root cause.
- Homeopathic medicines are made from the natural resources and hence are safe.
So, let’s choose a gentle and harmless way to treat ourselves rather than punishing our bodies with drastic treatments which have side-effects. Opt for homeopathy without a second thought to treat your vitiligo effectively and safely without any side-effects.
-Written by Dr. Krutika, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah